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in a trillion dollars. you would still be left with a deficit and you would wreck the economy. martha: interesting lesson. stuart, thanks very much. we'll be watching it throughout the day as i know you will. let's look at bigger picture of europe's debt crisis. five countries needed bailouts from the european central bank and imf. greece, spain, ireland, portugal as stuart mentioned. germany the fifth biggest. great britain at number eight. france with the 9th largest. italy at number ten. they all shrunk in the last quarter of last year. europe is basically contracting. the eurozone is losing huge numbers of jobs. a record 19 million people are unemployed. it is a tough picture and one we need to watch closely here at home. bill: sure do. no telling when that thing will get straightened out. >>> more rough water for carnival cruise lines. another disabled ship of vacationers, limping back to port. legend arriving yesterday. a leading senator calling for a passenger bill of rights. what would be in that bill? peter doocy live in washington. what would this bill of rights do, peter? >
there. the economies there were slow and germany the fifth biggest. great britain at number eight. france the 9th largest. all shrink shrinking in the last quarter. that is not what you want. entire eurozone by the way losing huge number of jobs. a record 19 million are unemployed. martha: deadly storm causing serious problems across the south. areas of alabama got pummeled with large hail. some of it was the size of baseballs. that is an unusual sight. that is what they had there. high winds causing issues in georgia. thousand people waking up without power there. national weather service say the storm destroyed a store and a dozen homes. look at the wreckage on the ground. one man was killed when the wind topple ad tree on to his car. bill: we had whiteout conditions here in new york city last night and a new round of snow making for a tough commute across the northeast. new england could see the worst of it. that region getting hit with several major storms over the winter. it could get up to 20 inches of snow by the time this storm passs? maria molina live in the fox severe we
would most certainly collapse. that could potentially threaten other national economies. these things are often domino effects as you know. greg palkot is live in london. what is the latest on this deal, greg. >> reporter: you're right, martha. people are scrambling blink to prevent another way for cyprus to go bankrupt and dragging rest of europe down with it. in the cypriot parliament, not a single member of parliament voted in favor of that plan. this plan could see as much as 10% taken out of private bank accounts to help bankroll that bailout. the vote was seen as a victory for the little guy but yes, now they have to find another way of getting the money. one way of getting the money may be go to moscow with hat in hand. cypriot officials were there today. rich russians taking advantage of lax banking regulations on the sigh land of cyprus invest a lot there. maybe as much as half of the deposits and investments are coming from russia. they're looking now for more loans from russia and maybe there are reports of selling off some things there. a bank. a maybe some energy rights.
and they face an economic depression. there are some forecasts that cyprus will lose 20% of its economy. that is a depression. so those two are losers. the russian mob and the peel of cyprus. the winner here so far looks to be germany's angela merkel. she has forced the cypriots to pay up as a price for staying in the euro. they won a major victory getting that money out of cyprus and beating back the russians. there you have it. heather: so you said the russians basically lose their shirts over this. do you think they will take this lying down? what can they do? >> no, they're not. what they can do is up in the air but remember russia supplies a lot of energy to western europe in the form of natural gas. this fall it is possible, purely speculative it is possible some of those energy supplies will be squeezed. russian mob does not losing billions of dollars. vladmir putin, good friend with some of the oligarches, he is not happy. heather: we're here in the good ol' u.s. of a, so any impact on us here? >> yes. minor leagues but we're breathing a sigh of relief. when the stock market ope
and portugal. the economies there are slowing. germany the fifth biggest and great britain at number 8 and italy at number 10, all shrinking in the last quarter. the entire eurozone is losing huge numbers of jobs. a record 19 million people in the eurozone are now unemployed. tough times. bill: will be that way for years. rocket fire now in israel. police are saying hamas militants in gaza fired two rockets into that country slamming a border town. as president obama meets with palestinian leaders today in the west bank. conor powell is live in the town of sirot, israel, southern part of the country where police say one of those rockets landed. conor. hello. >> reporter: well, bill, israeli officials actually upped the number to four rockets that have been fired from gaza into southern israel earlier today. while much of the physical damage is fairly minor, bill, it was damage to a patio. there is the emotional damage. this is the second time this house here in sderot has been damaged in the last four or five months. there is the symbolic damage. fragile ceasefire agreed to in thanksgi
. >> that the short-term problem is we got to keep our economy growing and that is how they defend the fact there is as you point out more stimulus spending, stimulus ii or stimulus iii whatever you want to call it, and $100 billion in stimulus spending in a budget you're trying to reduce the deficit. bill: i look forward to your show. >> exclusion sieve interview with rand paul irths he is living a quiet life these days. >> that's right. he is very much on the back burner. bill: thank you, chris. see you sunday morning. check out rand paul on sunday. heather. heather: the senate is expected to pick up the debate on the budget proposal from senator patty murray this week. it is due april 1st. it is almost four years, 1423 days, to be exact in case you're counting, since the senate last passed a budget resolution. that wasn't even a real budget. just a guideline. bill: you wonder, the point chris is making about senator corker, he says if the president goes out and sells it and give democrats cover when it comes to the enlightment idea perhaps he brings the two sides together. but as they st
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